There have been plenty of West Monroe Rebels over the years that have gone on to wear the purple and gold and there is a very good chance that another one could be pulling the trigger before the start of his senior year.
Luther Davis is one of the top defensive ends in the country for 2007 and he has the scholarship offers to prove it.
The big 6-3, 250-pound defensive end claims he is up to a 13 offers with LSU, Florida State, Miami, Ole Miss, Auburn, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Florida, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt being the ones to toss their name into the hat.
Michigan has reportedly shown a lot of interest of late and Davis said that he expects the Wolverines to push the total to 14 in the coming weeks.
Reports have had Davis leaning to Notre Dame at one point in time and most recently it was reported that Florida State was in the driver's seat.
After a lengthy conversation with Davis this week he did say that he had a leader but it was not the Irish or the Seminoles that got the nod.
"I would definitely say that LSU is my leader," he said. "My parents are real excited about the idea of being able to drive a little ways to see me play and then being able to go back home. They like coach (Les) Miles a lot too."
From the above quote it is apparent that Davis' parents are excited about the prospects of him playing at LSU but what about him?
"Oh definitely," he said. "In fact coach Miles text messaged me the other day saying how he would like to be able to coach me and I sent back ‘you will have five years coach'."
The subject of making an early commitment has come up over the past few weeks when Davis has spoken to LSU offensive line coach Stacey Searels (recruiting Davis), defensive line coach Earl Lane and the Tigers' headman.
What was his response?
"I told them it would be when we start spring practice at the earliest but it could be as late as August," Davis said.
Miles has reportedly taken on a more hands on approach to Davis' recruitment in trying to seal the deal on the big lineman and that approach is what has helped turn the tide in the young man's mind.
"With coach Miles, I am very impressed with him and what he has done for the program," Davis said. "He's a good coach but he is definitely a good person too.
"I talked to Chase Pittman and he told me that he is just like one of the guys. He said they all get along great. With him there is a time to play and a time to get serious. That is the kind of coach I want to play for."
Based on our past interviews with Davis it appears that LSU is in excellent shape with Davis and whenever he decides to make a commitment Tiger Rag will be hear to bring you the news.
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